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Lake District 3000 Footers

The Lake District National Park includes four mountains which are over 3000 feet which can be combined into a challenging team event known as the Lake District 3000 Footers. We can structure this event in accordance with the specific requirements of the group and it can be done over one or two days within a 16 hour walking period.

Scafell Pike and its 'little' brother Scafell are summited consecutively via either the Corridor Route, Grains Gill or the shortest route starting out from the National Trust Campsite at Wasdale Head.

Options for Helvellyn include the classic route from Patterdale ascending via Striding Edge and descending by Swirral Edge or alternatively, using the more direct route from Swirls Car Park at Thirlmere.

Skiddaw is generally ascended via Millbeck or taking the easier option starting at a higher level from Latrigg.

The Lake District 3000 Footers is regarded as a serious mountain challenge which involves walking over rough & varied terrain and can be structured based on the ability of the group.

Over a 16 hour period it is a strenuous exercise even using link transport between the individual mountains and ranks highly compared to the National 24 Hour 3 Peaks event.

Challenge options:

Option A

1 Day: 16 hour event summiting all four peaks.

6am
Scafell Pike and Scafell via Wasdale
1pm
Helvellyn via Swirls Car Park
6pm
Skiddaw via Latrigg
10pm
Return to hotel and rest!

Option B

2 Days: 2* 8 hour event with accommodation overnight.

9am
Scafell Pike and Scafell via Grains Ghyll or Corridor route
4pm
Return to hotel for dinner and rest
8am
Helvellyn via Striding Edge
1pm
Skiddaw via Ullock Pike or Millbeck
5pm
Back to the hotel for the final night

What happens when not walking?

The physical challenge of the Lake District 3000 Footer Challenge cannot be underestimated; however by having the option of completing the challenge over 1 or 2 days, this challenge can be matched to the groups aims and abilities, ensuring that everyone will return home with some amazing memories.

For your overnight accommodation, you will be based in one of Keswicks many fine hotels or B&B's, relaxing ready to return home or resume the 2nd day of the challenge!